6:15 PM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
The Crawfish Boxes 9 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: October 19th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: October 19th, 2018

Links. Baseball. Ugh. Astros News Somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in H-town—the mighty Astros have struck out (MLB.com)A big part of that was Game 4’s fan interference call, which was also a call for MLB to fix its broken replay system (Bleacher Report)Altuve had some thoughts on that call as well (La Vida Baseball)Now that the offseason has been so cruelly thrust upon us, we might as well look at contract situations heading into 2019 (Houston Chronicle)One secure contract is Verlander, who might jsut be the best trade deadline acquisition...
Detroit Sports Nation 9 hours ago

Nightmare comes true for many Detroit Tigers’ fans

As a sports fan, it is never easy to lose a star player to another team and when you lose multiple stars, the pain grows even stronger. Not too long ago, Justin Verlander, J.D. Martinez, Ian Kinsler, and David Price were all members of the Detroit Tigers. Embed from But that was then and this is now and what happened on Thursday night is a nightmare for many Tigers’ fans as they will once again have to watch some of their former players compete for a World Series. Verlander took the mound for the Houston Astros against Price and the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the American League...
Halos Heaven 11 hours ago
WeekEnd HaloLinks: Astros Priced out of Playoffs

WeekEnd HaloLinks: Astros Priced out of Playoffs

Houston rolled by Boston as Verlander finally falters. As it happens, it wasn’t even close. 4 to 1 is the magic ratio. The Red Sox took down Justin Verlander and the Astros by a score of 4-1. And that gave the Red Sox the AL pennant and Golden Ticket to the World Series by destroying Houston 4 games to 1. So 1 World Series trophy as a reward for sucking serious eggs and forcing your fan base to become Rangers fans for 6 seasons is not a bad trade off. And the Astros window is far from closed. But there are other AL teams rising. They don’t have the League to themselves. And lots of...
SportsDay 18 hours ago
Ex-Rangers Mitch Moreland, Ian Kinsler headed back to World Series as Red Sox finish off Astros

Ex-Rangers Mitch Moreland, Ian Kinsler headed back to World Series as Red Sox finish off Astros

HOUSTON -- David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros on Thursday night.Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer as the Red Sox stunned Justin Verlander and the Astros in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series to win the best-of-seven set 4-1, a perfect 43rd birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. After dropping the opener at home, Boston took four straight -- including three in a row at Minute Maid Park to improve to 5-0 on the road in these playoffs.Mookie Betts,...
NESN.com 20 hours ago

Watch Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez Blast Solo Home Run Off Justin Verlander In Game 5

We’ve seen 1,000 times, a pitcher doesn’t get a borderline strike three call and on the next pitch he serves... Read More »
Royals Review 22 hours ago
ALCS Game 5 open thread

ALCS Game 5 open thread

Could it be elimination day? It is do-or-die day for both the Astros and Brewers tonight as they both find themselves trying to avoid elimination. It starts at 7:09 CT when the Astros host the Red Sox for Game 5 with Boston already up 3-1 in the series. Last night was a close loss that included a controversial call on a potential home run, so the Astros will have to regroup tonight behind one of the top pitchers in baseball, Justin Verlander. The Red Sox will counter with David Price, who spent a lot of time warming up in the ninth inning of last night’s game, which could be a factor...
The Crawfish Boxes 22 hours ago
Game Thread; ALCS Game 5, Red Sox @ Astros, Oct 18, 2018, 7:09 CDT.

Game Thread; ALCS Game 5, Red Sox @ Astros, Oct 18, 2018, 7:09 CDT.

The Astros face elimination tonight in MMP but watch out Sox, all hands on deck, especially the Ace, Justin Verlander, who takes the mound for the Stros and plans to give US the momentum heading back to Boston. Join the discussion. With Chris Sale still overcoming a stomach ailment, it’s David Price on short rest tonight against future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander, who saves his best for October. Here are the rest of the lineups. For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure Game 5*: Thursday, October 18th @ 7:09 pm CDT Listen: Red Sox - WEEI 93.7, WCCM 1490 AM/103.7 FM /...
Bluebird Banter 22 hours ago
Open GameThread: Red Sox @ Astros

Open GameThread: Red Sox @ Astros

Justin Verlander starts this elimination game tonight for the Houston Astros. David Price starts for Boston. This seems like a game the Astros have as good of a chance of winning as they can get. Here are the lineups. Jose Altuve is DH’ing again, apparently he is injured enough that per AJ Hinch, he wouldn’t be playing if it were the regular season. Today's Lineups RED SOX ASTROS Mookie Betts - RF Alex Bregman - 3B Andrew Benintendi - LF George Springer - RF J.D. Martinez - DH Jose Altuve - DH Xander Bogaerts - SS Carlos Correa - SS Mitch Moreland - 1B Yuli Gurriel -...
The Republican 22 hours ago
Red Sox's Alex Cora: I was hoping Steve Pearce 'was in one piece' after he went headfirst into Astros dugout

Red Sox's Alex Cora: I was hoping Steve Pearce 'was in one piece' after he went headfirst into Astros dugout

Steve Pearce is not in the Boston Red Sox's ALCS Game 5 lineup vs. Houston Astros fireballer Justin Verlander. Mitch Moreland is playing first base.
South Side Sox 22 hours ago
Gamethread: Red Sox at Astros, ALCS Game 5

Gamethread: Red Sox at Astros, ALCS Game 5

No better way to quiet all that Game 1 talk of an Astros dynasty than by sweeping them out of the playoffs in Houston Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros, ALCS Game 5 (7:09 CT, TBS) The subhed says it all, I think: Boston was overlooked as a “dynasty” despite 108 wins, because of what, a bad Game 1 loss at home? I wouldn’t blame them for being ticked enough to run off three straight wins, either. They can make it four, and a take a trip to the World Series, by wrapping things up tonight. It’s Justin Verlander vs. David Price, as Chris Sale takes an extra couple of days for tummy...
AZ Snake Pit 22 hours ago
LCS Open Thread: Merry Clinchmas?

LCS Open Thread: Merry Clinchmas?

The Sox could punch their ticket to the fall classic tonight ALCS GAME 5RED SOX AT ASTROSDAVID PRICE (16-7, 3.58 ERA) VS JUSTIN VERLANDER (16-9 2.52 ERA)5:00 PM, TBSRED SOX LEAD 3-1 The Red Sox, lead by the Masons and the RAND Corporation and Joe West not being good at his job, are on the verge on making their fourth World Series this century. Now, a 3-1 lead isn’t insurmountable in the least, but having two of those potential games at home in hand would make any collapse more unlikely, but more hilarious. The Astros do have career renaissance man Justin Verlander going against David...
Pinstripe Alley 22 hours ago
ALCS Game Five open thread

ALCS Game Five open thread

Join us as the dreaded Red Sox look to advance to World Series in game five of the ALCS. The Yankees’ nemesis, the Boston Red Sox, is on the verge of advancing to the World Series. Boston took a 3-1 lead in the ALCS last night thanks to a dramatic, controversial 8-6 victory over the Astros. Houston’s hopes of defending their title are now on life support. It’s not all over yet, as the Astros will send Justin Verlander to the mound to save their season. Boston will counter with David Price on three days rest, and just one night after manager Alex Cora had Price warm up in the bullpen...
Bless You Boys 23 hours ago
ALCS Open Thread: Red Sox vs. Astros

ALCS Open Thread: Red Sox vs. Astros

The Red Sox can clinch a trip to the World Series with a win on Thursday. Boston Red Sox (108-54) at Houston Astros (103-59) Time/Place: 8:39 p.m., Minute Maid ParkSeries: 3-1, BostonSB Nation sites: Over the Monster and The Crawfish BoxesMedia: TBS, TBS.comPitching Matchup: LHP David Price (16-7, 3.58 ERA) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (16-9, 2.52 ERA)
Bleed Cubbie Blue 23 hours ago
2018 American League Championship Series: Red Sox vs. Astros Game 5, 7 p.m. CT

2018 American League Championship Series: Red Sox vs. Astros Game 5, 7 p.m. CT

The Red Sox can win the A.L. pennant tonight. The catch made by Andrew Benintendi on Alex Bregman’s sinking liner with the bases loaded and two out in the ninth inning Wednesday night, shown at the top of this post, won Game 4 for the Red Sox, and gave them a commanding lead in the series. If Benintendi misses that ball, the bases likely clear and the Astros win. That’s how close we came to having this series tied instead of having Boston up three games to one. But the Astros have Justin Verlander going tonight, and he generally rises to the occasion. There’s a very good chance...
Amazin Avenue 23 hours ago
Open Thread: ALCS Game 5, 10/18/18

Open Thread: ALCS Game 5, 10/18/18

David Price looks to help his team advance to the World Series against Justin Verlander tonight in Game 5 of the ALCS in Houston. 8:09 PM EDT: Astros vs. Red Sox Starting pitchers: Justin Verlander, Astros vs. David Price, Red Sox Astros lineup Alex Bregman - 3BGeorge Springer - RFJose Altuve - DHCarlos Correa - SSYuli Gurriel - 1BMarwin Gonzalez - 2BTony Kemp - LFMartin Maldonado - CJake Marisnick - CF Red Sox lineup Mookie Betts - RFAndrew Benintendi - LFJ.D. Martinez - DHXander Bogaerts - SSMitch Moreland - 1BIan Kinsler - 2BRafael Devers - 3BChristian Vazquez - CJackie Bradley Jr. -...

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